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Part of Space Month

Thursdays from 4 October - 7.30pm

  • History

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Spying Game

Wednesdays from 10 October - 9.30pm

  • History

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Tuesdays from 18 September - 8.30pm

  • History

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Channel 073

History is New Zealand's only television channel purely dedicated to history, bringing the power and passion of the past to life. It not only satisfies New Zealand's ever-growing demand for historical programming - it stimulates our curiosity to know more about our world. 
History has exclusive access to a vast library of the world's best historical and factual programming offering a high standard of quality in both production value and research - not just from every corner, but about every corner of the world.

Space Colonies

Part of Space Month

Thursdays from 4 October - 7.30pm Channel 073

As the planet suffers from overpopulation and climate change, we explore asteroids, the moon and mars as the next possibilities for human colonisation. With stunning CGI and expert interviews.

The Spying Game

Wednesdays from 10 October - 9.30pm Channel 073

Prying into the territory of the other side was fraught with danger. During the Cold War the super powers mobilized thousands of spies and spotters to lift the enemy’s secrets. Even the allied military missions in Germany doubled as covert observers in the spying game.

Mechanical Monsters

Monday 29 October - 8.30pm Channel 073

This film investigates the origins of our love-hate relationship with technology. Historian Simon Schaffer tells the stories behind some of the most extra-ordinary engineering wonders of the 19th century, including computers made from cogs and gears, giant replica dinosaurs, enormous telescopes, vast steam pumps and devices that herald the birth of cinema. Through stunning images of amazing machines, the documentary poses questions that still resonate today - will the machines we build save us, replace us or even destroy us?

Penelope Keith's Hidden Coastal Villages

Mondays from 8 October - 8.30pm Channel 073

Dame Penelope Keith returns for more travels through Britain's villages armed with her trusty Batsford guides. In this new series, she's exploring an integral part of Britain's national character: its stunning coastline. Penelope seeks out the community heartbeat that's unique to coastal village life; from fishing and lifeboats to pleasure boating and holidaymaking, the sea brings both joy and danger; Penelope delves into local crafts and industry as well as arts and literature.
She visits three distinct parts of the British coastline and contrasts what the writers of the Batsford guides discovered in the first half of the 20th century with what she sees today.

Deadly Intelligence

Tuesdays from 18 September - 8.30pm Channel 073

Too much knowledge can be deadly. This new and revealing real-life documentary series investigates the suspicious deaths of many of the world’s most renowned scientists. Over the past few decades, dozens around the world have died in unusual circumstances and many of the cases remain unexplained and unsolved. Using expert analysis from former FBI investigators, explosives experts and undercover operatives, Deadly Intelligence cracks open these suspicious cases, revealing a deadly mix of conspiracy, espionage and intrigue. From nuclear physicists blown up with car bombs to artillery engineers shot dead on their doorstep, Deadly Intelligence proves that too much knowledge can definitely be dangerous.

The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign

Tuesdays from 25 September - 7.30pm Channel 073

Four kings from the House of Stuart sat on the English throne from 1603 to 1688. It was a time of great religious struggle and political instability. The Gunpowder Plot nearly wiped out King James I. The Thirty Years War broke out on the continent. London was ravaged by the plague and the Great Fire of London. A civil war erupted which led to the public beheading of King Charles I and the birth of a commonwealth headed by Oliver Cromwell. Throughout this series we look at the reign of the Stuarts through the powerful Wynn family at Gwydir Castle in North Wales; one of the best preserved time capsules from that era. The story of the Wynn family reflects the turbulent history of this Stuart era. They had close connections with this new royal house and their status would rise and fall with the successes and failures of Stuart rule.

Forbidden History

Season 5

Thursdays from 23 August - 7.30pm Channel 073

We lift the lid on some of history’s great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings – in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today.

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